The Monthly Barometer is an analytical and predictive monthly newsletter that distills into one page those macro issues relevant to time-starved decision-makers.
It has been in existence since 2007 and, to date, its track-record is impressive. It is written by a small research team and benefits from the regular input of several hundred key opinion-leaders. A great deal of intellectual and methodological rigour lies behind its compilation. However, its style remains straightforward to read and easy to digest.

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We live in an era of mounting complexity and information overload, in which it is increasingly difficult to distinguish the signals from the noise. In such a context, trying to identify the most relevant analysis tends to resemble “drinking water from a fire hydrant”.
Our strength is to focus on reducing complexity by conveying a simple (but not simplistic) and succinct message.

In less than two minutes each month, readers are able to:

  1. grasp the complexity of the world;
  2. better connect the dots; and
  3. get a sense of where the world is heading.


Our subscribers include private investors, business executives, and leading opinion-makers, all of whose time is severely constrained.


Over the next few weeks and months, “must-watch” issues include: (1) The normalization of monetary policy – mini-taper tantrums may agitate the financial markets, (2) The effect of Trump’s travails on policy and reforms and their impact on decelerating US growth; (3) China’s corporate debt – the major systemic risk to the global economy; (4) The USD gyrations and the wide-ranging impact of its current weakness on the global economy, from commodity prices to EM debt; (5) The vast array of growing geopolitical and societal risks, with a focus on the Korean peninsula and Venezuela. On the upside: whether the current European momentum is sustained. For real-time / in-depth analysis on any of these, please contact us!